If you have never visited the California State Capitol, what are you waiting for? The California State Capitol Museum is a wonderful building with amazing architecture. Just standing outside of the structure and drinking in all of its details will hardly prepare you for the inside journey.
Prepare to wander the halls inside the Capitol and stare in fascination at the rotunda (the heart of the Capitol), the remarkable domes, the gorgeous mosaic tiles and the finely detailed statuary. Once you blink and realize that a couple of hours have past, head to the exhibits and collections for a bit of history and more beautiful artwork. The Capitol maintains three collected works of paintings: the Permanent Collection, the Loan Collection and the Biennial Senate Contemporary Art Collection. It is truly an amazing assembly of murals, paintings, statues and antique furniture. The Collections will keep you gazing in appreciation of these fine works of art for hours.
Then you should head to the Capitol Park and stroll through all the wonderful Points of Interest. Start at the Camellia Grove where California pays tribute to the early pioneers who helped to shape the state. Your steps will take you along to the other delightful sights which include: Trout Pond, Indian Grinding Rock, Native Plants and the World Peace Rose Garden. Take your time and let the history and beauty absorb through your skin and into your heart.
There are also many Memorials and Monuments to check out. A few popular ones include: Memorial Grove, Father Junipero Serra, Veterans and Vietnam. These are truly a great tribute to our past history.
The California State Capitol Museum and Park will definitely fill up an entire day. So plan a picnic lunch for your getaway. Let the day be a day of leisure and admiration of art. Leave time behind and enjoy your Capitol getaway!